Laparoscopic Procedure ( DR. P. JOHN MATHEW MS, FMAS is on the extreme right)
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Laparoscopic surgery is also known as “Key Hole Surgery” and refers to surgical
procedures that involve a video camera and fine instruments. Small incisions called
Ports or Cannulae of up to half an inch are made and plastic tubes placed through
these incisions. The camera and the instruments are then introduced through the
ports which allow for a live examination and direct access to the inside of the patient.
Laparoscopic procedures have a great many applications that can be diagnostic or surgical. The diagnostic procedures allow for a live examination of the peritoneal cavity via digital camera. Since the surgeon or physician can avail of images that are magnified by a factor of ten times, the resulting clarity is very helpful. DR. P. JOHN MATHEW MS, FMAS is the Consulting Laparoscopic Surgeon at St. Thomas Hospital. The most common applications of Laparoscopy (in addition to the diagnostic function) are for Appendectomies, Gall bladder surgery, Inguinal Hernia’s and Gynecological procedures.
Over the years, several developments in medicine and surgery had made great strides forward possible. While Laparoscopic surgery was practiced on dogs as early as in 1902, it was the development of the solid state camera in 1982 that made video Laparoscopy possible. The video camera becomes a surgeon’s eyes in laparoscopy surgery, since the surgeon sees through the video camera inside the patient’s body to perform the operation.
The benefits of minimally invasive surgical procedures are
Laparoscopy (keyhole) is a surgical procedure which uses a special surgical instrument called a laparoscope to look inside the body or to perform certain operations. The common surgeries using this technique are given below.